At a Vatican meeting last month, the pope told Catholic bishops from the U.S. that they had a duty to apply pressure on Catholic politicians to get Catholic doctrine written into law.
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Trafficking of human beings is one of the great modern-day scandals, but at least until now the U.S. government sought to sincerely address the issue.
HHS has a very limited definition of which church organizations can be exempted from having to pay for contraceptives, sterilization and other services that violate church teaching.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has gone beyond nuzzling its nose where it does not belong. It has plunked itself right in the middle of the sanctuary.
The divide between the faithful and the Catholic hierarchy on contraception has a long history. Now, surveys show that 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used family planning methods.
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